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Deal with formal foreign exchange bureaus, leaders told

Governors of border Counties have been urged to ensure that exchange of foreign currency is carried out through proper scrutiny and documentation.

Speaking during a fund-raising at Elugulu ACK church in Butula Sub County on Saturday, COTU Secretary General Francis Atwoli noted that a number of money changers along the border points carried out their business without documentation posing security threat to the country.

“ If you request for dollars at the border of Busia,Malaba , Namanga and other border points, you will be given easily without even being asked to produce your passport,” he said adding that these are the monies being used by Al shabaab terrorists to aid their operations in the country.

Atwoli added that a number of people crossKenyan border points without being subjected to any questioning.

“All Kenyans must be alert if we have to prevent terrorist attacks,” he said further citing corruption as another means through which illegal goods and terrorists gain access to the country.

He at the same urged the Ministry of Agriculture to avail subsidised fertiliser in good time to allow farmers plant their crops.

“In Nyanza, Western and Rift Valley regions we rely on small scale farming and we should get fertiliser and seeds before the onset of the rains,” saidAtwoli.

By Salome Alwanda

 

 

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